A curated event for NAISA – Fleshtone Aura and Christof Migone’s “Fingering” in multichannel!

Two years ago when Toronto’s New Adventures In Sound Art put out their annual call for works, I sort of endeavoured to help spread the word on behalf of Artistic Director, Darren Copeland to people whose work would be compatible with NAISA’s mandate, but wouldn’t necessarily get programmed by them normally. I sent the call out with a personal email to friends/ colleagues/ collaborators/ acquaintances whose work I enjoyed personally but who I knew were either unaware of NAISA altogether or had assumed that they were devoted strictly to producing “high brow” acousmatic music concerts. This included people making beat-driven electronic work, abstract electronic music and noise.

I wanted to bridge NAISA to these other communities because I knew that Darren’s vision extended into all facets of electroacoustic music/sound-making practices, and that his audiences (and I mean the uninitiated members–there is some overlap) would also appreciate this work.

Unfortunately Darren didn’t receive much in the way of proposals from said folks, so the following year I took matters into my own hands and assumed on a curatorial role. Not that i want take credit for the event. Ultimately I saw it as an opportunity to introduce Darren to Andrew’s work as some other musicians, and also as a way to wave a flag to other musicians to check out NAISA.

So for last years deadline, instead of pitching my own work I suggesting Fleshtone Aura (Andrew Zukerman‘s delightfully weird concrète project) and christof migone‘s tapeless tape music piece “Fingering” as possible contenders for a noise-based bill for NAISA. Apparently the organization also thought the idea of presenting noise on a multichannel speaker array (read: forget 5.1, this is truly immersive sound) was great, so now the show is coming into fruition.

For any fellow weirdo-music-makers reading this… I hope this is encouragement to apply to be part of NAISA’s programming next time around. They’ve got great vibes and great resources and they’re open!

Here’s what NAISA has to say about the event:
“Composer and cellist Nick Storring curates the first in a pair of noise art performances using NAISA’s multichannel spatialization system. The screech and grunge of the club setting is replaced in this case for a landscape of spinning grunge. Featured in this first performance is Christof Migone’ Fingering and a performance by Fleshtone Aura (Andrew Zukerman). Fingering uses an opened-up reel-to-reel tape machine amplified with contact mics so that the internal mechanical workings of the machine become the instrument. Fleshtone Aura uses the art of parody and collage for a layered listening excursion.”

Needless to say I’m very excited!

Here are the details:

NOISE ADVENTURES IN ART
christof migone’s “Fingering” + Fleshtone Aura
Saturday June 2nd, 2012
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Studio #252
8PM
$10
Facebook event here

Let me also say that I officially endorse the O.G. Melody concert at Holy Oak as an after-party!

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About Nick Storring

Nick Storring is a Toronto based composer, cellist and electronic musician with a wide palette of interests. Awarded the Canadian Music Centre's 2011 Emerging Composer Award, his broken-violin-based electronic piece Artifacts (I) also won first place in the 2008 Jeux de Temps/ Times Play competition for emerging Canadian electroacoustic composers. His chamber music has been performed by the Quatuor Bozzini, Arraymusic, the Madawaska String Quartet, the Esprit Orchestra, and Thin Edge New Music Collective. He also regularly creates incidental music for theatre, film and intermedia projects, including for the MT Space's Last 15 Seconds which toured through Canada and the Middle East, ambient gaming installation "Tentacles" which was presented at MoMA in 2011, and Ingrid Veninger's feature film "The Animal Project" an official selection at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Apart from making regular solo appearances, he also plays in Picastro (Polyvinyl Records), I Have Eaten The City and improvising cello duo The Knot with Tilman Lewis. He has collaborated live and in the studio with Nadja, Sandro Perri, Daniel Johnston, Araz Salek, Laura Barrett, Rhys Chatham, Wyrd Visions, Andrew Timar, Castlemusic, Eddie Prevost, Diane Labrosse, and Damo Suzuki (of Can).
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